The Grande Prairie Family Dental Clinic views your teeth as valuable, just as you do.
It is important to have a healthy, mind and body. Physical activities like sports and games can help you to stay healthy. These physical activities can also cause certain risks. It is important to be cautious and take certain precautions while entering contact and adventurous sports.
11 to 40 percent of all sports-related injuries involve the face. The most frequent orofacial injury suffered while participating in sports is dental injury. This highlights the importance of wearing a sports mouth guard to protect your teeth and surrounding tissues while engaging in contact sports or adventurous sports.
Mouthguards are of different types according to how they are made and fit. Mainly there are :
1. Over the counter
2. Boil and bite
3. Custom mouthguard
Comparing to other types of sports mouth guard, custom mouthguards are tailored to fit you to provide maximum protection and comfort. Over the counter sports guard and the boil and bite type of sports guard are easily and cheaply available in sports stores. We here at Grande Prairie Family Dental Clinic recognize the importance of custom sports mouth guard offers affordable, comfortable teeth protection while you engage in your favorite contact sports.
Book an appointment with us to get an impression taken for your teeth to fabricate the mouth guard that fits you the best. You also get to choose your favorite color and pattern according to the availability of the materials. The thinner mouth guard material we use does not compromise in safety but increases the comfort. This can also allow you to communicate effectively while you engage in your activity, allows normal breathing and swallowing. The materials we use are odorless and does not produce any taste.
How to care your mouth guard?
- Rinse your mouthguard after use in water or mild soap water. You may use a soft toothbrush and clean gently.
- Air dry and store in a ventilated container
- Do not chew on your mouth guard since it can alter the shape and fit of your mouth guard.
- Do not share your mouthguard.
- Even though mouth guards looks intact for a long time we do recommend replacing mouth guard every year since it may have worn down and effects the protection it provides.
- Check your mouth guard for wear and tears, loose fit and thickness.
- Bring your mouth guard with you when you come for your dental check up.